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Sony NEX-5 Specifications

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Tech data for a revolutionary camera

By Adorama News Writer

May 11, 2010

Below are the specifications for the Sony NEX-5, provided by Sony. Other than weight and size, specs for the NEX-3 are almost identical although tne NEX-3 records 720p HD Video instead of 1080p.


Camera Type    Sony α E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens Mount Type    Sony E-mount
Lens Compatibility    Sony E-mount lens, (Sony α lenses when used with LA-EA1 lens adaptor)
Lens Conversion Factor    1.5x
Imaging Sensor    Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.4 X 15.6mm)
Anti Dust    Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration  mechanism (Power off or Manual)
Processor    BIONZ™ image processor
Pixel Gross    Approx. 14.6 megapixels
Effective Picture Resolution    Approx. 14.2 megapixels
Color Filter System    RGB primary color filters
Media Type    "Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media
SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card"
Image Mode    JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Image Size 3:2    "L (14M): 4592 X 3056
M (7.4M): 344 X 2224
S (3.5M): 2288 X 1520"
Image Size 16:9    "L (12M): 4592 X 2576
M (6.3M): 3344 X 1872
S (2.9M): 2288 X 1280"
Color Space    sRGB, AdobeRGB
Video Format    AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode    "AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/ 60i (59.94i Interlace) Approx. 17Mbps (Average bit-rate)
MP4 HD: 1440 x 1080/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 12Mbps (Average bit-rate)
MP4 VGA: 640 x 480/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 3Mbps (Average bit-rate)"
Audio Format    Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Focus System    Contrast AF
Focus Points    25 points
AF modes    Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Focus Area    Multi Point AF (25 points), Center Weighted AF, Flexible Spot AF
Focus Sensitivity    0 EV to 20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens)
Manual Focus Assist    Magnified display for precise manual focus
Focus Features    Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock
AF illuminator    Bbuilt -in, LED type
Advanced User Interface    Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu
Shooting Tips    80 expert advice shooting tips
Sweep Panorama    "Horizontal Panorama Size:
- Wide 23MP (12,416 x 1,856), 226° (16mm focal), 201° (18mm focal)
- Standard 15.2MP (8,192 x 1,856), 149° (16mm focal), 133° (18mm focal)
Vertical Panorama Size:
- Wide 12MP (5,536 x 2,160), 151° (16mm focal), 135° (18mm focal)
- Standard 8.4MP (3,872 x 2,160), 106° (16mm focal), 94° (18mm focal)"
Auto High Dynamic Range    Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Anti Motion Blur    6-image layering
Face Dcetection    Off, Auto, Child Priority, Adult Priority
Smile Shuter    Off, Slight, Normal, Big
Metering    TTL metering w/ 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Metering Modes    Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity    2EV to 20EV (4EV to 20EV with Spot metering), (at ISO 100 conversion with F1.4 lens)
Exposure Compensation    ±2EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure settings    iAUTO, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M)
Scene Mode(s)    Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
D-RangeOptimizer    Yes: (Auto, Level 1-5, off)
Auto Exposure Lock    Yes (AE Lock with focus lock)
ISO    Auto, 200 to 12800
Noise Reduction    "Long exp.NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second)
High ISO NR: (Auto/Weak)"
Creative Style    "Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W
Adjustable:  Contrast (–3 to +3 steps), Saturation (–3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (–3 to +3 steps)"
White Balance Mode    Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature,Custom
Color temperature    2500 - 9900 k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation
Shutter Type    Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Drive Mode    Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority, Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer, Bracketing; Remote Commander
Continuous Shooting Speed    "Continuous (2.3fps)
Speed Priority (7fps)"
Self-timer    2-sec. or 10-sec. delay, (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)
Shutter Speeds    1/4000 - 30 seconds, bulb
Flash Sync Speed    1/160 seconds
Burst Buffer    "JPEG (unlimited to card capacity)
RAW (8 shots)
RAW+JPEG (5 shots)"
LCD Type    3” TFT TruBlack™ LCD (921,600 pixels)
Angle Adjustment    Up: Approx. 80 degrees, Down: Approx. 45 degrees
Brightness Control    Auto (-2 to +2 step sunny weather)
Coverage    100%
Live View    Yes, (Constant AF Live View)
Real-time image-adjustment display    Exposure Compensation, WB, Creative Style
Histogram    Yes (On/off)
Grid Display    Yes (On/off)
Customization    "Brightness: Auto Manual, Sunny Weather
Display Color: Black, White, Blue, Pink
Wide Image: Full Screen, Normal"
Flash Type    Smart accessory terminal (HVL-F7S Flash Supplied)
Flash Metering System    Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes    Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction
Flash Compensation    +/-2EV,1/3EV steps
Flash Coverage    FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Recycling Time :     Approx. 4 sec
Guide Number    7 (in meters at ISO 100)
Flash Bracketing    3 frames, 1/3, 2/3EV steps selectable
Memory Card Slot :     "Dual memory card slot:
- Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media
- SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card"
HD Output :     HDMI (TypeC mini)
USB Port(s) :     USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, PTP)
BRAVIA® Sync™    Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
PhotoTV HD    Yes, with BRAVIA Sync™ enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
DVDirect    Yes, via USB
Dimensions (Approx.)    Approx. 4-3/8 x 2-3/8 x 1-9/16”  (W/H/D, excluding protrusions)
Weight (Approx.)    Approx. 8.1oz (Body only without batteries, memory card and body accessories)
Supplied Software :     PMB (Picture Motion Browser) 4.3.01 Image Data Converter SR 3.1 Image Data Lightbox SR
Operating System Compatibility :     Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Windows XP*SP2 Windows Vista Mac OS X(v10.1.3) or later
Battery Type :     InfoLitium NP-FW50,7.2V
Number of Shots :     Approx. 330 images (CIPA standard)
Operating Temperature :     32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)
Limited Warranty Term    1 Year Parts & Labor
Lens Type    SEL16F28 Interchangeable α E-mount 16mm F2.8
Lens Mount    Sony α E-mount
Lens Construction    5 groups, 5 elements (1 aspheric surfaces)
Focal length (35mm equivalent)    16mm
Angle of view    83°
Aperture blade    7 blades (Circular aperture)
Aperture (Max.)    F2.8
Aperture (Min.)    F22
Maximum Magnification    0.073x (APS-C)
Minimum Focusing Distance    0.24m
Filter Diameter    49mm
Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length)    62.0 x 22.5mm
Weight    70g
Internal Motor    Yes (Stepping motor)
AF for Movie Capture    Yes
Low Noise During Movie Capture    Excellent
Direct Manual Focus    Yes
Focus Ring in AF Mode    No rotation
Mount Material    Metal
Exterior Finish    Metal
Kit Lens    SEL16F28 Interchangeable α E-mount 16mm F2.8
Lens hood   
Lens cap    Lens cap
Lens rear cap    Lens rear cap
Flash    HVL-F7S detachable flash
Case for flash    Case for flash
Battery Charger    BC-VW1 Battery Charger
Power cord    Power cord
Rechargeable Battery    NP-FW50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery
Shoulder strap     Shoulder strap
USB cable    USB cable (Mini B)


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